Beware credit crunch in emerging markets

With quantitative easing over and US rate hike beckoning, fund outflow picks up pace. -ST

Tourism down but business still good at backpacker hotel

Backpacker hotel chain Rucksack Inn is certainly battle-hardened, having started up in 2009 during the depths of the global financial crisis but overcoming the odds to break even within 18 months. -ST

Singapore offers best returns for US MNCs in Asia-Pacific

Within the region, only Australia is host to a larger US investment - but only barely - than Singapore. -BT

Young investor finds inspiration in books

Want to make your money grow but don't know how? Chai Hung Yin ( speaks to the experts and investors. -TNP

MAS monetary policy decision will be a close call, say economists

Majority of private-sector economists project a policy easing, but the central bank has often surprised. -BT

OCBC making its mark in digital realm

Focus of innovations such as OneTouch is always on customer experience, says CEO. -ST

The weakness in a strong Singapore dollar

Although Singapore's growth seems to be dwindling, it remains more resilient compared to most and continues to fuel the SGD strength. -BT

Ser Luck: Govt to look into foreign worker levy

Cost of levy looms large among worries raised by businesses; policy response could be prioritised -BT

Coca-Cola Singapore Beverages to shut Tuas plant; commits US$100m investment

Coca-Cola will move its bottling plant operations to Malaysia. -Reuters

China's Country Garden plans debut Islamic bond in Malaysia

Country Garden Holdings Company Ltd plans a debut sale of Islamic bonds, or sukuk, from a 1.5 billion ringgit (S$490 million) programme set up by its Malaysian subsidiary. -Reuters

Singapore companies to benefit from TPP: Trade minister

The TPP deal was reached successfully on Oct 5 in Atlanta after more than five years of negotiations. -AsiaOne

FairPrice among firms yet to sign 'haze-free' declaration

It wants Asia Pulp and Paper to clarify practices; will act against errant suppliers. -ST

TPP deal reached after 5 years of intense negotiations

A far-reaching trade deal covering 40 per cent of the world economy was finally struck yesterday after five years of intense negotiations and several controversies. -ST

Indonesia rupiah "far too undervalued": Central bank deputy governor

A recent rebound in Indonesia's rupiah currency is due to global factors as well as domestic policy measures, the deputy governor of the central bank told Reuters. -Reuters

Putting his money into what Grabz him most

Entrepreneur’s love for investing and the people skills he picked up drive his business. -ST